Clearwater encounter (formerly LYFE)

Clearwater Encounter is a youth event put on by the staff and students of Clearwater College. Twice a year, youth from
throughout Canada come to the Clearwater College campus for a weekend of fun, fellowship, teaching, and encountering God.

Clearwater Encounter: Deeper

April 21-23, 2017


Pastor Kyle has been working with youth for over 15 years. He has spoke to hundreds of young people throughout Alberta and as far as Manitoba. He calls Red Deer home along with his wife, Amanda and his two children Reid (18) and Abagail (12). He is the Lead Pastor at Red Deer First Church of the Nazarene. He loves all things Disney, Pop Culture, Oilers and Eskimos. “Young people are more then our future, they are the driving force for change that will ignite the revival that thousands have been praying decades for.”



What would it look like if you were face to face with God? If you were to encounter God in that way, would you stay the same? What would change? These are some of the questions we ask every time we begin planning a Clearwater Encounter event. 

Our aim is to give young people the opportunity to experience God in a real way, to present the Gospel of Christ, and to extend the Kingdom of God through the equipping of young believers for ministry through the power of the Holy Spirit. 


Each Clearwater Encounter is a weekend filled with fun activities, meaningful worship, and inspiring messages. Ice breakers, creative games, and comfortable lounge areas provide opportunities for youth to let their hair down, enjoy new experiences, and make friends.

what to bring

Please note that due to the amount of people who come to Clearwater Encounter, the rooms that you will be staying in may be rather crowded. Please keep this in mind while packing. Thank you.

What to Bring

  • Bible
  • Friends
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress (you will likely appreciate it later)
  • Warm clothing for outdoor activities
  • and other stuff like: towel, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.

NOTE: Clearwater College is not responsible for any stolen or lost items. 



3:00pm - 6:00pm     Registration

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Dinner

7:00pm - 7:45pm     Kick-Off - Session 1

7:45pm - 8:30pm     Organized Chaos

8:30pm - 10:20pm   Session 2

11:00pm                   Lights Out


8:00am - 8:30am     Prayer

8:30am - 9:30am     Breakfast

9:45am - 12:00pm   Session 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch

1:30pm - 3:20pm     Workshops

3:30pm - 4:50pm     Afternoon Activities

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Supper

6:00pm - 7:00pm     Free Time

7:00pm - 7:45pm     Session 4

7:45pm - 8:30pm     Organized Chaos

8:30pm - 10:20pm   Session 5

11:00pm                   Lights Out


8:00am - 8:30am     Prayer

8:30am - 9:30am     Breakfast

9:45am - 12:00pm   Session 6

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch


Registration opens January 11th, 2017

Click here to register



Youth Ticket Price (Grade 7 to Grade 12) - $100

Early Bird - $75

Early Bird Deadline, March 31, 2017

Youth Leaders (19+) who bring youth come at half price!

Contact Us At:

Clearwater College

Box 100

Caroline, AB

T0M 0M0


Phone: 403.722.2225

Toll Free: 1-800-838-2975

Fax: 403.722.2459


Clearwater Encounter is held on the scenic campus of Clearwater College which is located 12 kilometers west of Caroline, Alberta.

For a map to campus see below

For our Google Map location click here

For a map of the Clearwater Campus click here

The Clearwater Campus is about 30 minutes from Rocky Mountain House, 1 hour from Red Deer, 2 hours from Calgary, and 2 1/2 hours from Edmonton.


Pictures from previous retreats are available on our Facebook page.

Older pictures are available at the Clearwater Encounter Media Page here.